I've never been "properly" bird watching. But we love keeping an eye out for birds while travelling. We've seen some great ones! Brolga's, wedge tailed eagles, bustards and emus out west. All manner of parrots and cockatoos. Penguins down south. And every sort of cormorant, finch, egret and heron imaginable! But the best for me was seeing jabirus in the wild up near Darwin. Absolute best thing EVER!
Only once, every day where we lived it had and still does the most sweet little birds.
They would wake me up singing, and it is only 20 mins away from where we live now.
Yet......we never did find out what kind of bird it was.I just loved it so much.
There was always plenty around too.
I haven't gone out with the intent of watching birds per se, but when I am out and about, I'll have a geez. One of my husband's friends goes bird watching. He takes a pair of binoculars and off he goes. I think it's great!
I love birdwatching. We're lucky in having native birds that live around where we live, and I can sit on my front or back veranda and see different bird species. On of my favourite things is to do just that, sit out there and be with the birds.
My husband and I enjoy bird watching though we are by no means experts. Last September we had a lovely afternoon at Mathoura Reed Beds Bird Hide near Echuca and a couple of weeks ago we went to the Baxter Wetlands Bird Hide at Wonthaggi. We have some small wetlands near our local shops that we love visiting and a lake on our estate with an abundance of water birds.
I went bird watching with my husband and we went with a club, I found it boring, I love to see different birds in the garden, when I'm in Robe they have little blue wrens flying about, they are such beautiful little birds, but I won't go bird watching with a club again, they were nice people, I just found it boring.